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Gilfillan, John Bachop

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Barnet, VT
Unit(s): 1st MN INF
Service: enl 4/61, Co. A, 1st MN INF, 3 months

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VITALS

Birth: 02/11/1835, Barnet, VT
Death: 08/19/1924

Burial: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
Marker/Plot: Section 2, Plot 235, Grave 2.5
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 7275608

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

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Biography

GILFILLAN, John Bachop, Minneapolis, Minn. Lawyer and banker. Born Barnet, Feb. 11, 1835; son of Robert and Janet (Bachop) Gilfillan. Educated at Caledonia County Grammar School, and Peacham Academy. In 1870 married Rebecca C. Oliphant of Sylvan Mills, Fayette County, Pa., who died 1884; they had four children, Robert C., James O., John B. Jr., and Rebecca Janet. In 1893 married Lavinia Coppock of East Palestine, O. Admitted to Hennepin County Bar and Bar of state supreme court in 1860, and later to Bar of U. S. circuit and supreme courts. First lieutenant Co. E, 1st Minnesota Regiment, three months' volunteers; mustered in April 29, 1861, at Fort Snelling, Minn.; member law firm of Lochren, McMair & Gilfillan 1870-84; of Gilfillan, Belden & Willard 1884-95, and of Gilfillan, Willard & Willard 18951900; director First National Bank of Minneapolis since 1894; president of same 1900-3, and since that date chairman of its board of directors. Member of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota 1880-88. A Republican; city attorney 1862-6; prosecuting attorney Hennepin County 1863-7 and 1871-5; member of state senate 1875-85; member of Congress 1885-7. A United Presbyterian; member of board of trustees Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, since 1873. Master of Cataract Lodge No. 2, F. & A. M., and a Royal Arch Mason.

Source: Prentiss Cutler Dodge, Encyclopedia, Vermont biography, (Ullery Publishing Co., Burlington, 1912), pp. 200



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